The East Greenville man accused of ripping out the teeth of a 4-year-old boy he was babysitting waived his preliminary hearing in Red Hill District Court Thursday and remains jailed at Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Nicholas C. Kernechel, 27, of the 200 block of Main Street in East
Greenville, was charged with three felony assault charges, along with two counts of endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and false reports to law enforcement after Montgomery County Detectives and Upper Perk Police said he allegedly hit his girlfriend's autistic son and pulled out three of his teeth, causing extensive injuries, when he took care of the boy back in July.
In court Thursday, Kernechel sat quietly in a dark blue Montgomery County Correctional Facility jumpsuit and shackles, next to his attorney, Patrick McMenamin, and waived his hearing in front of a courtroom which held several of the victim's family members and a woman who identified herself as ...
After acknowledging they have some crowded classrooms at three of the district's schools, Upper Perkiomen School Board officials said Sept. 24 they will look at hiring an engineering firm to perform a feasibility study on all district buildings.
The study, according to officials, would cost approximately $20,000 and would include a top to bottom assessment of the district buildings, including the education center on E. Buck Rd. in Upper Hanover Township. The district is considering using Breslin, Ridyard and Fadero; an architectural firm based in Allentown.
That firm was the chief architect behind Marlborough Elementary as well as the renovations at Hereford Elementary and Upper Perkiomen Middle School....